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Guard Wilson dismissed from Miami Hurricanes basketball team

Sep. 21, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' basketball program for failing to meet team expectations. Wilson transferred from Mount St. Mary's a year ago and was expected to see significant playing time as a sophomore this season. He averaged 11.8 points and...

US women basketball team heavy favorite to win World Cup

Sep. 21, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It would be easy to think it's a forgone conclusion that the U.S. women's basketball team will win a third straight World Cup. The Americans haven't lost a major international contest since falling to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 world championship. That includes winning the...

International players to watch at Women's World Cup

Sep. 21, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball roster is full of WNBA All-Stars and clearly the 12-member team led by Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be fun to watch. Here are a few other players that may not get the same headlines as the Americans. Some have played in the WNBA while...

A final bow for 'Miss Val,' UCLA's Kondos Field to retire

Sep. 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move to hire a head...

George Mason AD Brad Edwards signs 5-year extension

Sep. 19, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — George Mason has signed athletic director Brad Edwards to a five-year contract extension. School President Angel Cabrera on Wednesday announced the extension for Edwards that runs through the 2023 academic year. Edwards has been George Mason's AD since July 2014. Cabrera says Edwards...

Bird highlights US women's world cup roster

Sep. 19, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Bird is on the American squad for a record fifth time and can get an unprecedented fourth gold medal. She'll be joined on the U.S. roster by Seattle Storm...

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...

Calhoun officially named head coach at DIII St. Joseph

Sep. 18, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jim Calhoun has officially been named the head coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut. The Hall of Famer had already announced he would be taking the job and has been working for a year to establish a men's basketball program at the small Catholic...

Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

Sep. 18, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a dozen people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors, alleging they were roughed up, pepper sprayed and illegally detained. Federal lawsuits were filed Monday, a year to the day after the Sept....

Arkansas governor's nephew pleads not guilty to charges

Sep. 18, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker whose uncle is the state's governor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses. Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson made his first court appearance...